Fast Convoy [Film]

Welcome to Day 9 of our unofficially titled “12 Non-Holiday Films for the Holidays”. For 12 days, we are showcasing 12 amazing non-holiday themed films for those of us who despise holiday films or the whole damned season altogether. Enjoy!

“Seven men, four cars and 1,300 kilos of cannabis leave Malaga, southern Spain, headed for Creil on the outskirts of Paris. But for Alex, Yacine and Majid, what should be a regular run turns into a fatal convoy. When Nadia, a young tourist traveling home from Morocco joins them, she’s dragged into their high adrenaline adventure. For one night, she and the audience are immersed in the violent reality of drug trafficking.” – Emma Griffiths PR

At its core, Fast Convoy seems like it is just another high speed thriller that is nothing short of an eye candy laced cinematic experience. Which is definitely true, but not a full and correct representation of what I saw on the screen whilst watching this French modern day classic of a thriller. It takes all of the elements of a Fast & Furious franchise that make it popular, but adds actual depth to the characters and storyline to make it even more enjoyable.

The intelligence of a thriller like this really should come as no surprise, as filmmaker Frédéric Schoendoerffer has been pulling of these sort of actual and proverbial stunts for quite some time, and Fast Convoy is just the latest (and possible the best)  piece of art in his arsenal. And while we are on the subject of brilliance, it behooves me to mention just how fantastic, and sometimes frightening,Benoît Magimel’s performance was in this film. It feels though a performance like this Magimel’s simply doesn’t come around as often as we would like. But when it does, it is fucking magic, and we are all the merrier for it.

Fast Convoy is more than just a film, it is an experience. It is a project filled with overwhelming and beautiful visual scenarios that are absolutely stunning. These visuals are based around a truly gripping and suspenseful story that will leave you wondering who you are exactly rooting for in the film’s scenario. The lines between good and evil are so blurred, you honestly will have no idea what to think. The only thing you are sure to understand is that you are in the moment with a truly brilliant cinematic experience, and you are going to hope that the ride never ends!

Fast Convoy is available now on VOD, and wherever you watch movies. Check out the trailer here:

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